Season 1 Episode 22


Aired Weekdays 1:30 AM May 06, 2003 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Vash, Wolfwood, and the insurance girls arrive at a city but the townsfolk won't let them through. They end up befriending a boy who takes him back to a hideout area where a bunch of orphaned kids reside. The kids relay the story of how one day their parents just stood up and left their villages in a zombie-like trance. To make things worse, some sand worms have run wild, attacking both the orphans and the city folk, and another Gung-Ho Gun is revealed.moreless

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  • “Alternative” see’s Vash, Wolfwood, Millie and Meryl come across an abandoned house full of orphans


    “Alternative” see’s Vash, Wolfwood, Millie and Meryl come across an abandoned house full of orphans. They find out how all the children’s parents left in a zombie like coma. A nearby town then attack Vash claiming that he killed some of its residents. All hell breaks loose when a bunch of sand worms (Dune anyone?) attack. It then turns out that one of the children are actually a member of the Gung Ho Guns. The episode concludes with Vash and Wolfwood fighting over who made the right decision in dealing with the enemy. Overall this is an ok episode, where we see our characters quarrel.

  • An Anime King reveiw...

    This episode showed Vash trying not to have an attitde. He tries to be Mr. Nice guy and put up with a lot of crap. But his buddy with the cross didn't! He thought that Vash was acting like an idiot. This episode was about an over protective town that had gone through a lot. One of the orphans was the person controlling the monsters that were attacking the town. But the guy with the cross killed him anyway(he was still a kid). It was a sad episode. Anime King out.moreless
Derek Stephen Prince

Derek Stephen Prince

Zazie the Beast

Guest Star

Hiroshi Kamiya

Hiroshi Kamiya

Bete (Zazie the Beast)

Guest Star

Emi Motoi

Emi Motoi


Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Kuroneko Sighting
      After they first arrive at the orphange and Wolfwood is reaching for the doorknob, the kids open the door and start throwing random items at them. Kuroneko is thrown twice.

    • Zazie the Beast introduces himself as Gung-Ho Gun number 4.

    • When Zazie shoots Vash in the shoulder there is a mark on his coat. Moments later, his coat is magically repaired.

    • When Zazie the Beast is pointing his guns at Meryl and Vash, there's a moment where the sound device that Vash shot to pieces is back on his head.

    • Advice not taken
      Vash instructs Meryl and the orphans to retreat to the tops of the buildings to be safe from the sand worms. However, later on, some of the worms are able to smash through the roofs of the town buildings.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Wolfwood: I know everything about you, honey.
      Milly: Forget it! Sextuplets are out of the question, dear.
      Wolfwood: Nice comeback!

    • (while in the car, driving to the city)
      Milly: Hear, hear! I'll have a pudding a la mode and a mocha frosty!
      Wolfwood: I take it this means you're hungry?
      Milly:(shocked) That's amazing...How could you tell?

  • NOTES (2)

    • English Cast
      Johnny Yong Bosch, Thor, Parky Thornton, Liam Mackenzie, Meghan Mackenzie, Buck McCarth, Alexis Doogan, Kit McCall, Anne Sherman, Pilar, Arney Hanks, Cody Mackenzie, Bo Williams, Alexis A. Edwards, Dorothy Melendrez, Julie Maddalena, Jeff Nimoy, Dave Footman, David L. Smith, Jonathan Charles, Ed Fone, Steve Bulen, David Umasky, Ian Hawk

      Japanese cast not added
      Mike - Asako Fujii
      Carol - Yumi Fukami

    • Original Japanese airdate: September 2, 1998.


    • Tremors
      The worms in this episode behave an awful lot like the ones in Tremors. They attack humans and can't tunnel through rock.